Butt Enhancement Surgery Recovery Tips
Aside from the surgery details and anticipated results, patients also frequently ask about the post-op and recovery timeline. After the 2-3 hour butt enhancement surgery, you’ll need to follow specific instructions from your doctor to manage any pain or swelling and optimize your recovery. Here are three tips to help you preserve your results and heal properly following a butt lift.
Understand the Approximate Recovery Timeline
Each patient’s recovery journey is unique, but you can generally expect the following recovery timeline after a butt lift surgery depending on your medical history and personal background:
- One Week Post Op: Pain, swelling, and bruising should not be as severe. Walking around and completing minor physical tasks is possible, but bending over should be avoided.
- Two Weeks Post Op: Patient may be cleared to sit again and sleep on their back.
- Three-Four Weeks Post Op: The majority of swelling and bruising should subside, and the patient can perform light exercise if cleared by their doctor.
Wear Loosely Fitting Clothing
Following your butt enhancement procedure, you’ll be sent home with a compression garment that may need to be worn for up to three weeks. This garment helps to reduce swelling and bruising while maintaining the newly defined shape of your buttocks. While you’re healing, wear loose-fitting clothing to make it easier for you to dress and avoid the discomfort of constricting the treatment area.
Follow Proper Sleeping Positions
Until your surgeon clears you, sleeping on your stomach or side is crucial to the recovery process. Use a pillow barrier if you choose to sleep on your side to help avoid accidentally rolling onto your back while sleeping. You should also avoid sitting at all during the recovery period.
Schedule a Surgery Consultation with Dr. Franckle
Talk to William Franckle, MD, FACS about the curves you desire and learn more about his expertise in cosmetic procedures for the body. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 20 years of experience, he’s highly esteemed in the cosmetic surgery community. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Franckle today to learn more about butt enhancement surgical options at his practice in South Jersey.